Harris, Ira

Life Span
to
Full name
Ira Harris
Place of Birth
Burial Place
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Siblings
9
No. of Spouses
2
Friends
Family
Frederick Waterman Harris (father), Lucy Hamilton Harris (mother)Louisa Tubbs Harris (first wife), Pauline Rathbone (second wife), Clarissa Harris Rathbone (daughter)  
Education
Other
Other Education
Union College (NY)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Educator
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Church or Religious Denomination
Baptist
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Government
US Senate
State legislature
State supreme court
State judge

Ira Harris (Congressional Biographical Dictionary)

Reference
HARRIS, Ira, (grandfather of Henry Riggs Rathbone), a Senator from New York; born in Charleston, Montgomery County, N.Y., May 31, 1802; attended the district school and Homer (N.Y.) Academy; graduated from Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., in 1824; studied law in Albany; admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in Albany; member, State assembly 1845-1846; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1846; member, State senate 1847; upon the organization of the Albany Law School in 1850 was engaged as lecturer on equity jurisprudence; justice of the State supreme court 1847-1859; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1861, to March 3, 1867; unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Private Land Claims (Thirty-seventh through Thirty-ninth Congresses); delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1867; professor in the Albany Law School from 1867 until his death; died in Albany, N.Y., December 2, 1875; interment in Rural Cemetery, Colonie, near Watervliet, Albany County, N.Y.
“Harris, Ira,” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000242.
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